By Yashoda S
Students of Telangana BC welfare hostels and schools will soon be going to ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for exposure and training. This is stated by Telangana BC Welfare Principal Secretary Burra Venkatesham, IAS recently. He announced this while participating in a cultural meet of BC hotels students at Ravindra Bharati on May 31.
Presently in Telangana, there are 700 BC hostels with an intake of 46,457 students. In all, 45 teams came up finals in the cultural competitions, of which three best teams were given prizes. BC Welfare Minister Gangula Kamalakar gave away prizes.
Apart from the hostels, there are another 281 BC residential educational institutions – 1 degree, 19 junior colleges, and 152 schools, with another 1,52,480 students intake.
Efforts are underway to improve hidden talents and potential skills of these students, through various curricular and extra-curricular activities. Venkatesam said that the services of space scientist and Planetary Society of India director S Raghunandnan for promoting space science temperament among the students.
Raghunnandan, on his part urged the students to come forward to explore space and gave a audio-video presentation to the students.
A selected group of 300 students split into 45 groups have performed in the cultural meet. Of them, a team from Nagar Kurnool district won the first prize for their “Bhart Mata K Jai” dance ballet, while students from Kamareddy go the second prize and Medak students bagged the third prize.
New Study Circles:
On the directions of CM KCR, BC welfare department will soon start 15 new degree colleges, 33 schools and 21 study circles for the under privileged students. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by BC Welfare Minister Kamalakar on July 6, Wednesday. Around 15,600 students will get educational opportunities through these new institutions.
Besides, Venkatesham Telangana Higher educational council chairman Prof R Limbadri, residential educational institutions secretary Mallaiah Battu, study circles director Alok Kumar were present at the meeting. New courses like AI, machine learning, cloud technologies, fashion technology computer sciences would be introduced in these institutions, to meet the needs of the industry.